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The virtual donor conference failed to meet its funding target of $1 billion.

The pandemic has exacerbated a mental health crisis for internally displaced people in Iraq.

Migrants accuse Greece of pushing them out to sea

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Migrants accuse Greece of pushing them out to sea

The Turkish coast guard says it rescued over 300 migrants 'pushed back by Greek elements to Turkish waters' this month alone.

Coronavirus crisis mounting in refugee camps

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Coronavirus crisis mounting in refugee camps

Covid-19 cases in refugee camps across the Middle East have spiked in the last month.

Lesbos camp fills up amid warnings on migrants' future

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Lesbos camp fills up amid warnings on migrants' future

Many of the asylum seekers on the Greek island of Lesbos have refused to go to the new site after their camp was destroyed by a fire last week.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Sudan's democratic transition still at risk of counter-revolutionary meddling

Comment: The reforms enacted in Sudan do not represent the immediate demands of protesters, and instead signal interference of UAE as a counter-revolutionary force, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

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Half of the world's refugee children out of school

Half of all refugee children are out of school, notes the UNHCR's latest report.

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Boat carrying nearly 370 refugees reaches Italy's Lampedusa

A fishing boat carrying nearly 370 migrants landed overnight on the Italian island of Lampedusa, where the main holding centre is already ...

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In Turkey, lake turns into graveyard for migrants

Migrants who cannot find a boat are forced to walk for days under the blazing sun, cutting across fields to get around checkpoints.

UN refugee agency urges Greece to probe alleged pushbacks

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UN refugee agency urges Greece to probe alleged pushbacks

UNHCR said it was aware of 'credible reports of people being informally returned to Turkey after reaching Greek soil or territorial ...

Sophia Akram

Asylum for Sale: The intersection of capitalism and migration

Book Club: Through essays, artwork, and photographs, this explosive new book documents the global asylum regime as an industry characterised by ...

Families of Palestinian detainees in Iraq plead for information

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Families of Palestinian detainees in Iraq plead for information

Relatives of Palestinian detainees in Iraq, some of whom have been missing for over ten years, have called on Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi ...

Dozens of bodies retrieved off Libya coast

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Dozens of bodies retrieved off Libya coast

The Libyan Red Crescent retrieved the bodies of 22 migrants off the coastal town of Zwara on Sunday, the International Organization for ...

Cyprus singer shines spotlight on refugees

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Cyprus singer shines spotlight on refugees

Cypriot singer Alexia Vassiliou remembers her life as a refugee.

UN scrambles to get aid to Beirut

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UN scrambles to get aid to Beirut

The United Nations' agencies are scrambling to meet multiple urgent needs in Lebanon following the Beirut blast.

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Three migrants shot dead on Libya coast: UN agency

The UN refugee agency said on Tuesday confirmed the shooting of three Sudanese migrants that were intercepted at sea and returned to Libya.

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Afghan doctor in Iran helps refugees fight coronavirus

A refugee doctor in Iran is working hard to treat other refugees with coronavirus.

Narjas Zatat

UK says it will help pay Yemen teachers' salaries

The UK government has pledged to help thousands of teachers in the poorest refugee-hosting countries in the world.

Sarah Khalil

#GoalClickRefugees: Football storytelling unites refugees around the world

In partnership with UNHCR, Goal Click Refugees is an initiative that helps people understand one another through their love of football.

<em>UNHCR</em> calls on Hungary to withdraw new asylum rules

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UNHCR calls on Hungary to withdraw new asylum rules

The UN is urging Hungary to comply with international human rights laws, after the Budapest shut migrant crossing points at its borders

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Afghan foreign minister visits Iran

Iran's state news agency IRNA published a photo on Sunday of the meeting between Afghanistan's Mohammad Hanif Atmar and Iranian Foreign Minister ...

Greece announces extension of coronavirus lockdown in refugee camps

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Greece announces extension of coronavirus lockdown in refugee camps

The Greek government has announced that it will extend a coronavirus lockdown in its heavily overcrowded refugee camps as activists and rights ...

4 Syrian children die in blaze on Jordan farm

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4 Syrian children die in blaze on Jordan farm

The brothers aged from one to 10 died of "severe burns", according to an official.

World Refugee Day: UN calls for ending conflicts

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World Refugee Day: UN calls for ending conflicts

UN has released worrying figures of a rise in refugees across the world.

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